Dukes Education has further expanded its fast-growing family with the addition of Pippa Pop-ins, a group of four nursery schools in London, to its Little Dukes family of independent nurseries.
Known for their commitment to providing exceptional early childhood learning since 1992, Pippa Pop-ins values-based approach is perfectly aligned with the Little Dukes ethos, as is their commitment to providing a rich, nurturing, and supportive yet academically challenging environment.
The partnership ensures the continuity of top-level care and education that Pippa Pop-ins is known for, as Dukes Education will provide ongoing strong governance and long-term financial stability.
To ensure a seamless transition for the children and parents who already attend the nurseries, all existing staff, including the principal, will continue in their current roles.
Aatif Hassan, Chairman and Founder of Dukes Education, is enthused by the range of benefits the association will provide, “Welcoming Pippa Pop-ins into our Little Dukes family is an exciting development for us all. It strengthens our shared dedication to excellence in early childhood education, promising an enriched learning journey for the children at Pippa Pop-ins.
“Our commitment to staff development means everyone gains from expanded training opportunities and a wider network for collaboration and support. The exchange of knowledge and skills between our teams will enhance our overall educational excellence, benefiting both the children and staff.”
Rik McShane, Director of Little Dukes, is also excited by the affiliation, “We are thrilled to bring Pippa Pop-ins into the Little Dukes family. It will ensure that the high standards of care and education that Pippa Pop-ins is known for will not only continue but will thrive.”
He continued, “I extend my respect and gratitude to the previous owners of Pippa Pop-ins and to the previous Director, Jane Robertson, for their visionary leadership and dedication. I am looking forward to working with Principal, Rachel Watson and the whole staff team and getting to know the Pippa Pop-ins families.”
“Pippa Pop-ins Nursery School’s long-standing history will add another rich layer of tradition and expertise to our Little Dukes family, enhancing our commitment to providing exceptional educational environments for young learners.